Loyd Eugene Dighero, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at the Galacia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kan.
Services were held on Monday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. The family received friends prior to service time.
Graveside services and interment were held at the National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan., at 2:30 p.m.
Loyd was born Aug. 13, 1924, in Liberal, Mo., to Mable Clare (Spurling) and John Dominic Dighero, the fifth child of seven.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Johnie, Dean and Herb Dighero; two sisters, Mary Morrow and Margie Metcalf; his first wife of 50 years, Blanche I. Jennings Dighero on Feb. 19, 1993, and second wife Aileen E. Jordan Butler Dighero on Aug. 24, 2007.
Loyd is survived by his brother, George Dighero, Lamar, Mo., a daughter, Linda Luzier (Bill), Newton, Kan.; two grandchildren, Butch Luzier (Tina), Heston, Kan., Sarah Monaghen (Sean), Newton; five great-grandchildren.
Loyd was a small businessman in Fort Scott, having owned two service stations, before becoming a member of the Fort Scott Fire Department. He was also employed by the Coca Cola Bottling Company.
Loyd was a member of the Lions Club, Masonic Lodge in Fort Scott, Fort Scott Scottish Rite and Mirza Shrine Temple in Pittsburg, Kan.
Loyd also made his home in Newton where he spent many years and was employed by the Newton School District.
He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.
Loyd's love of life and people brought much joy to those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Whether it was his business associates, hunting buddies or just watching football with family and friends, he loved it all.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been made in his name to the Transportation Fund of Mirza Shrine of Pittsburg, Kan. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Kan., 67114.
Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com. Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Kan.